Treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy

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Avatar m tn The standard treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy is pan retinal photocoagulation. Loss of vision is after laser is extremely rare. Is the elevated pressure in the eye being treated with glaucoma drops? Dr. O.
Avatar m tn He scheduled the laser treatment on 06-01...3 weeks away. My question is, how long does diabetic retinopathy take to develop? I am in pretty decent control of my diabetes. My A1C is 6.4. I know the better control the slower it develops. I do have a floater in there that was present when he examined me last week.And I believe he said there was no blood vessel growth that he saw. Just wondering if I can make it to the 06-01-12 w/o any hemmorages.
Avatar n tn Look at the pictures it will help you understand the mess diabetes does not the back of the eye. 3. Diabetic retinopathy is a function of how long a person has the diabetes, after 15-20 years everyone has some, also the diabetic control, where ther person smokes, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, how obese they are, whether they exercise and luck. You will need to get "risks" from the surgeon that has actually seen your dad's problem.
1298247 tn?1288294553 my uncle have been diabetic for several years now , he takes insulin for it , he has been diagnosed of proliferative diabetic retinopathy bilateral with vitrous haemorrhage on the right eye he had laser therapy for the left one and taking alphachemotrypsin for the hge with no improvement , also there is glucoma discovered in the last visit in the eye with the hge, what tp do to improve the eye with the hge and will he need to repeat the laser for the other eye
Avatar n tn My dad has a case of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and the doctors think that if he has a vitrectomy that it will not help to much. If anybody could tell me anything i could do about this, or even any good doctors that might be able to help me that wuold be great. i live in las vegas nevada but am willing to travle anywhere to find the best dotor for my dad.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if you could tell me about the kinds of treatments there are for optic nerve swelling and diabetic retinopathy. My brother is a diabetic of 16 yrs and is experiencing complications with his eyes. He was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and has been on and off of insulin in the past 16 years. He is currently on nph and regular to control his diabetes. He weighs appx 260 and he tries to exercise to control his blood sugars, as well as diet.
Avatar n tn You need to clarify her problem. An infection "endophthalmitis" after a vitrectomy is a huge complication and if ANY vision is saved its a triumph. It doesn't like she had that. All such operations are treated with antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. After 20 years almost all people with type 1 diabetes have some retinopathy.
Avatar f tn You've asked this question before. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy treated with pan retinal photocoagulation is DIFFERENT that diabetic macular edema. The type laser is different. So you actually have two types of diabetic disease and your eye MD believes that the maculopathy needs laser there's no need to doubt him/her. Diabetes is a progressive disease and you may well need more laser for PDR or DME in the future. Meticulous control of your diabetes (A1C less than 7.
Avatar n tn that has returned sight to many that have lost vision through excess bleeding into the gel in the back of the eye because of Diabetic Retinopathy. The surgery removed the gel/blood, and replaces it with sterile fluid. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Dear all. My mom is suffering from low vision. She had proliferative diabetic retinopathy (DM Type I) which was successfully treated with panretinal photocoagulation. Years later, vision is declining dramatically while those laser scars continue to grow across the retina. My question: Is there a treatment to remove these scars? Maybe stem cell therapy? Retinal transplantation? Surgical removement? Anything? Thanks for all of your answers.
Avatar n tn Most cases do not require treatment however it can progress to diabetic macular edema or proliferative diabetic retinopathy which require laser surgery. Keep you A1C below 6.0, keep your blood pressure down, your cholesterol down, your weight down, don't smoke, exercise, eat a good diet, see an ophthalmologist once or twice per year and your diabetic MD every six months. Even if you do this after diabetes has been present 10-15 years most diabetics have some background DR.
Avatar f tn Often the cause will be proliferative diabetic retinopathy and the treatment is laser treatment to the retina. You just have to wait and follow instructions and your retinal specialist will be able to begin your treatments soon. SOmetimes if the bleeding is very severe and not settling down, a vitrectomy surgery may need to be performed. Hopefully you will not need that.
Avatar n tn I believe it will only be used for proliferative diabetic retinopathy prevention.
Avatar f tn Your story is very common almost normal for treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy PDR . First of all your FA, OCT and eye exam will not be normal. You have diabetic retinopathy almost assuredly background DR and your PDR is inactive. Laser doesn't "cure" you it can just for a time stop progression. Laser works by killing tissue and creating scars so you have laser marks and scars inside your eye.
Avatar f tn If you just have telangiectasias then perhaps the possible complications are not as grave as this. If you have proliferative diabetic retinopathy, it could be more serious. In the end, you haven't given us enough information to give a clear answer.
Avatar f tn diabetic proliferative retinopathy, retinal tear, retinal detachment, blockage of the main veins in the eye. This is VERY important.
Avatar n tn He doesn't have glaucoma but some minor diabetic retinopathy which was addressed with laser. There was some swelling in the back of each eye after his laser treatment. He has seen a specialist after the surgery who stated that this 'variable vision' complication occurred in 2% of surgeries. He also had some high pressure in his eyes which has subsided. Will his vision eventually 'even out' so that his eyesight returns to normal.
Avatar m tn These changes in the cells of smooth muscle lineage play a key role in the development of both atherosclerosis and glomerulosclerosis. In diabetic retinopathy, damage and altered growth of retinal capillary endothelial cells is the major pathophysiological insult leading to proliferative lesions of the retina. Thus, the endothelium emerges as a key target organ of damage in diabetes mellitus; this damage is enhanced in the presence of hypertension.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend had a vitrectomy on his left eye two days ago to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The doctor put in a gas bubble and he was told to lie facedown 45 minutes out of every hour for the next two weeks. He's been really good for the most part, but tonight he was lying on the couch while I watched a movie. He dozed off lying facedown, but when I looked over a little while later, he'd rolled over on his back.
Avatar n tn The presence of more than eight cotton-wool spots has been associated with a higher risk of the more severe form of diabetic retinopathy known as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Cotton-wool spots are also a common sign of infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). They are present in more than half of the people with full-blown AIDS. Their presence can be an important sign of the severity of HIV-related disease. If everything is negative, I would suggest periodic eye exams.
Avatar m tn like much more standard procedures like cataract surgery or eye muscle surgery. If she has proliferative diabetic retinopathy the risks to her better eye is probably much better with the laser than allowing the PDR to get out of control. The surgeon that looks in the eye is the only one that can give you both the risks of both treatment and non treatment and try and quantitate them. Remember to have her keep her diabetes under meticulous control.
1642011 tn?1305185979 you may somewhere down the line need laser for juvenile diabetic proliferative retinopathy. It's easier to laser through a monofocal IOL.
Avatar n tn It sounds like your mother has proliferative diabetic retinopathy. I have that too. It has been more than two years now that I woke up one morning with loss of my central vision in one eye and aching on that side of my face and in the eye. A retinal specialist gave me a steroid injection that immediately relieved the pain. Subsequently I have had more steroid injections and laser treatments in both eyes.
Avatar n tn And the figures tell me that 100% of type 1 patients will get retinopathy within 20 years after diagnosis of DM (but doesn't count the years before puberty), sometimes retinopathy can be quite independent of glucose control, there are still people who have been controlling well but still have severe retinopathy. Doctors won't tell lay people about these, as this is too discouraging.
Avatar n tn Dr. Hagan, The vitreosolve web site also says it is intended as an adjunct for pars plana vitrectomy surgery. Assuming you have experience with vitrectomy, do you think a fully liquified and detached vitreous would make for a much easier operation? Or, are the risks and challenges more or less the same regardless?
Avatar n tn With the information I have given you can you tell me if I would be a likely canidate for this treatment? I have asked all of my doctors but they have not heard of this yet. Thank You Nita --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Nita Based on what you have written, you would most likely not be a candidate for VEGF at this time.
Avatar f tn I have Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. I had a vitrectomy on my roght eye back on Nov 5th 2009. I was super discouraged when after spending 10 days face down after the operation, I could see nothing. I mean nothing but light. I couldn't see my own hand literally in front of my face. It was months before I could see how many fingers you were holding up in front of my face. It's gotten progressively better, though.
Avatar m tn They don't know much about it, there is no treatment, it is rare (but perhaps many people aren't being diagnosed right), lots of floaters in the affected eye are common. I actually have it in both eyes but didn't notice the blind spot in my left eye, but it is active in my right. Have any of you ever had a mfERG this would diagnose if this is actually a retina or optic nerve problem? Ask your opthalmologist about it. I was misdiagnosed with optic neuritis for 9 months.
Avatar f tn Pan retinal photocoagulation is usually done for diabetic proliferative retinopathy that has nothing to do with high myopia. Myopic macular degeneration of the "wet" kind is generally treated with Avastin or Lucentis that is injected into the eye or the cold visudyne light therapy. In any case you should be under the care of a retina Eye MD. If you are not comfortable get a second opinion.